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6 Must-See Movies at the 2015 Landlocked Film Festival

The Landlocked Film Festival — now in its 9th year of operation in Iowa City — prides itself on bringing independent, short and feature length films from all over the world to the heartland. This year the Iowa City Public Library, The Englert Theatre and FilmScene will each host screenings during the festival, which runs August 14-16. Here are six can’t-miss picks from the lineup…
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Talking Movies: Reel talk on film festivals

Walnut Grove

I’ve begun to have mixed emotions about film festivals. I used to love them without reservation. I still love them, but with a few reservations. Take the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, known as IC Docs, which is exclusively focused on short documentaries, at the Adler Journalism Building (Room 105) on April 10 and 11… […]

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How to Mission Creek: A guide to Saturday and Sunday

Father John Misty

Hopefully, you’ve been Mission-Creeking-it-up all week (seriously, Amen Dunes! Silver Apples! Real Estate! Freddie Gibbs! How to Dress Well! Foxygen!), but if not, there’s still enough music, film and literature to satiate your soul for weeks — all happening in just one weekend. […]

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John Wick: Keanu Reeves is back with a vengeful…vengeance

The newest Keanu Reeves vehicle, John Wick, is as slick and sleek as the car driven by the titular protagonist. Throughout the 90-minute super-cut of fights and deaths brought on by murder of Wick’s dog and theft of his ’69 Mustang, the bloody fantasy delivers exactly what it promises — with a vengeance.
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